This year's Summit For Kids Professional Symposium will be held August 16 from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Akron-Summit County Public Library (60 S. High St.). The theme is "Unraveling Privilege and Bias for a More Equitable Community." The cost is $50 (includes parking and door prizes; CEUs and CLEs are pending) Other News Recent Achievements/Awards/Grants: GAR Foundation - $529,000 over three years ($84,000 in June 2019, $250,000 in February 2020 and $195,000 in February 2021 - to support the College & Career Academies of Akron with ongoing professional development and training for teachers) GAR Foundation - $64,150 as follows: $9,320 - Buchtel CLC (Griffin Inspiration Station Sensory Room) $13,070 - Jennings CLC (Virtual Village Expansion)…
How to Make Rich and Smoky Collard Greens, With or Without Meat
Braised collards in rich pot likker, simmered with smoked pork until meltingly tender, are a classic Southern dish. Here, we offer two recipes: one hewing closely to tradition with ham hocks, and a vegan version designed to evoke the same flavor.
The 50 Best Private Special Needs Schools in the United States
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How Ballet Academy East's Darla Hoover Can Spot a Future Ballerina
You can take the dancer out of Balanchine, but you can't take the Balanchine out of the dancer—or at least, that's Darla Hoover's experience. As artistic director of Ballet Academy East's pre-professional division, following an 11-year career with New York City Ballet, she readily recognizes that as...
First Edition Books: What Every Book Collector Needs to Know
Nothing gets a book collector’s pulse racing faster than the discovery of a first edition – especially a rare one by a famous author. But how can you be sure that a book is, indeed, a first edition? Deciphering the clues can be perplexing, especially if you’re a novice bibliophile To learn more about first editions, we turned to book expert Bruce MacMakin, who is Senior Vice President of the San Francisco auction house PBA Galleries . PBA specializes in fine antiquarian and collectible books, autographed ephemera, and works on paper. How does one identify a first edition? Each publisher has its own way of identifying first editions of its publications, and even those are not always consistent, especially when taken over a span of years or decades. Many state “First Edition,” usually…
What Kids Need From Grown-Ups (But Aren't Getting)
Author Erika Christakis mounts a spirited defense of a four-letter word that, she says, isn't used nearly enough in early classrooms: play.
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What Came First: the Chicken or the Synagogue?
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